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AmbaLaBamba
04-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Seeing as we're not entirely sure about whether or not questions are the same for each country and we're not sure when questions change for each region, I decided to create this thread for those people who aren't 'clued' up about certain aspects of the Gears of War, Call of Duty and Halo series.

This will be edited on a regular basis until the sweepstakes end.

Credit to ___ for providing useful pieces of information. Information has been taken from numerous Wiki's.



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What are the XBL Sweepstakes?
Each day until May 15th 2011, Xbox Live Rewards (http://rewards.xbox.com/) are allowing gamers to take part in a special quiz were you are able to win instant Microsoft Points as well as a large pot of points once the 15th of May has passed based on how many points you have accumulated throughout your time playing the quiz.

How many questions are there?
Each day there is a set of 4 questions, each relating to Halo, Gears of War or Call of Duty. Questions are completely random and can be about one particular game series, 2 or all.

What happens if I get them all correct?
You will be given a total of 40 points (10 per correct answer), though the longer you take to answer each question the more points you lose.

What happens if I get them all wrong?
If you get them all wrong you lose all of your 40 points, don't worry though as you will be able to try again the next day.

THIS IS STILL BEING EDITED!

AmbaLaBamba
04-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Call of Duty Series

Main games in the series include:Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty World at War, Call of Duty Black Ops, Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.

The series was created by Ben Chichoski. Over the years the COD games have been developed by Infinity Ward and Treyarch (most notable) and have been published by Activision and Aspyr Media.

Characters include Alex Mason (Black Ops), John Price (MW), John 'Soap' MacTavish (MW) and Viktor Reznov (WaW & BO).

DID YOU KNOW?:



That the knife wasn't a weapon you could use until the later games in the series?
Special Ops is the only co-op part of the Call of Duty series to date that doesn't involve zombies.
Treyarch are the only developers who have put 'zombie modes' in to the Call of Duty games they have developed.
Makin Day was remade in World at War so as to add one map which worked during sunlight hours and one map which worked during night hours.



USEFUL TERMS:

CoD - Call of Duty
MW - Modern Warfare
Nade - Another term from grenade

CALL OF DUTY MULTIPLAYER MAPS:

CoD 3 Maps - Merville, Poisson, Eder Dam, Fuel Plant, Mayenne, Rouen, Argentan, Les Ormes and Verdun.

Modern Warfare Maps - Ambush, Backlot, Bloc, Bog, Countdown, Crash, Crossfire, District, Downpour, Overgrown, Pipeline, Showdown, Strike, Vacant and Wetwork.
** DLC Maps - Broadcast, Creek, Chinatown and Killhouse.

Modern Warefare 2 Maps - Afghan, Derail, Estate, Favela, Highrise, Invasion, Karachi, Quarry, Rundown, Rust, Scrapyard, Skidrow, Sub-Base, Terminal, Underpass and Wasteland.
** Stimulus Package DLC Maps - Bailout, Crash, Salvage, Overgrown and Storm.
** Resurgence Package DLC Maps - Carnival, Fuel, Strike, Trailer Park and Vacant.

CoD Black Ops Maps - Array, Cracked, Crisis, Firing Range, Grid, Hanoi, Havana, Jungle, Launch, Nuketown, Radiation, Summit, Villa and WMD.
** First Strike DLC Maps - Berlin Wall, Discovery, Kowloon and Stadium.

AmbaLaBamba
04-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Halo Series

Main games in the series include: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Other games with the Halo name include: Halo Wars and Halo: ODST.

Halo was created by Bungie and was published by Microsoft Game Studios.

The Halo series is centred upon a war between humanity and an alien alliance known as The Covenant.

The most notable character in the series is Master Chief whom you play as through the first 3 games. MC can carry up to 8 grenades and two weapons (either human or covenant).

DID YOU KNOW?:



That the skulls used in Halo (see guide further down) were first seen in Halo 2?
The Needler in 'Halo 2' can hold 180 needles.
The Battle Rifle can not be duel-wielded.



USEFUL TERMS:

UNSC - United Nations Space Command
The Covenant - The Alien breed which the UNSC is fighting against.

HALO MULTIPLAYER MAPS:

Halo 3 Maps - Construct, Guardian, Highground, Valhalla, Last Resort, The Pit, Sandtrap and Standoff.
Epitaph, Snowbound, Narrows and Isolation.
Rat's Nest, Blackout, Ghost Town, Assembly, Foundry, Avalanche, Cold Storage, Citadel, Heretic and Long Shore.

Halo Reach Maps - Boardwalk, Boneyard, Countdown, Forge World, Powerhouse, Reflection, Spire, Sword Base and Zealot.
** Noble DLC Maps - Anchor 9, Breakpoint and Tempest.
** Defiant DLC Maps - Condemed, High Lands and Unearthed.

HALO SKULLS AND WHAT THEY DO! Info from Halo Wiki (http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Halo_3_Skulls)


http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb//GamesRadar/us/Games/H/Halo%203/Everything%20Else/HaloRadar/2007-10-05%20Skulls/AllSkulls_close--screenshot_large.jpg


IRON SKULL - If a team member dies you restart from a checkpoint. If the whole team dies you restart the level.
BLACK EYE - No auto-shield regeneration, only melee attacks will cause regeneration.
TOUGH LUCK - Grenades, Needler fire, projectiles (ie. Rocket Launcher, Brute Shot, and Fuel Rod Cannon) and vehicular charges are evaded more skillfully by the AI. Brutes go Berserk more often and Grunts will turn Kamikaze more often.
CATCH - NPCs throw many more grenades at an alarming rate. NPCs always drop two grenades when dying.
FOG - Motion Tracker is fully disabled.
FAMINE - Dropped weapons have much less ammunition/charge.
THUNDERSTORM - All enemies are promoted to higher ranks (For example, all Grunts are of the gray variety, and there are no green Brutes.)
TILT - Enemy defensive resistances/weaknesses are amplified.
MYTHIC - All NPC's health allocation is doubled.

AmbaLaBamba
04-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Gears of War Series

Games in the series include: Gears of War and Gears of War 2. The upcoming Gears of War 3 release will hit stores 20th September 2011. The Gears series was developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios.

Characters include: Marcus Fenix (main single player character), Dominic Santiago (AI or co-op partner), the Carmine Brothers (the two that have been seen in the series are both deceased), Damon Baird and Augustus Cole.

Who is part of the Carmine Family?


Anthony Carmine - Deceased

Benjamin Carmine - Deceased

Clayton Carmine - Alive

Madison Carmine - Alive

DID YOU KNOW?:



Epic Games asked fans if they would like to see the next Carmine brother live or die, the campaign was called 'Save Carmine'.

http://blogs.dailyrecord.co.uk/gaming/upload/2010/07/save_carmine_avatars.jpg




USEFUL TERMS:

COG - Coalition of Ordered Governments
Lancer - The main weapon used by all COG's
The Pendulum Wars - A 79-year long conflict fought by the COG and Union of Independant Republics, for the control of the planets natural resources.
GEARS OF WAR MULTIPLAYER MAPS:


Gears of War Maps: Canals, Clocktower, Escalation, Fuel Depot, Gridlock, Tyro Station, War Machine, Mansion, Mausoleum and Roof Tops.

Gears of War 2 Maps: Avalanche, Blood Drive, Day One, Hail, Jacinto, Pavilion, River, Ruins, Security and Statis.
** Flashback DLC Maps: Gridlock, Subway, Mansion, Tyro Station and Canals.
** Combustible DLC Maps: Flood, Gold Rush and Fuel Station.
** Snowblind DLC Maps: Courtyard, Underhill, Grindyard and Fuel Depot.
** Dark Corners DLC Maps: Allfathers Garden, Memorial, Sanctuary, War Machine, Highway, Way Station and Nowhere.

DaChiefOfOwnage
04-11-2011, 10:04 AM
This is turning out to be an incredibly useful thread.